Curiosity Café

coffee cup“I have no special talents; I am only passionately curious.”
-Albert Einstein

Have a cup of coffee and enjoy monthly talks and workshops on a variety of topics to expand your world. 

These programs are free and in the Oak Room at 1 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month.

3rd Saturday of the month from 1:00-2:30 pm

Saturday, January 21, 2017: Biking Across America with Terri Wortman
What does it take to bicycle across the U.S., and why would anyone do it? Find out at this talk.

Saturday, February 18, 2017: Ukulele 101 with Aaron Canwell
Come learn to play this fun and simple instrument! Ukuleles provided.

Saturday, March 18, 2017: Estate Planning Q&A for Parents with Minor Children with attorney Michelle-Shari Kruss
Get answers to your questions about planning your estate with your minor children in mind.

Saturday, April 15, 2017: Cowboy Poetry with Tom Swearingen
Celebrate National Poetry Month with local Cowboy Poet of the Year. "Rhymes, rhythm and wit come so easily to Swearingen that it inspires laughter that is accompanied by awe. He makes even a city boy want to saddle up and ride toward the western stars."
- Cliff Newell, Portland Tribune

Saturday, May 20, 2017: The Hubble Telescope with Tom Styczynski
Former Hubble design team engineer talks about the design, build, and testing of the Hubble Space Telescope with a focus on the challenges of servicing in space, particularly the first servicing mission that addressed the problem with the optics.

Adult Summer Reading Program theme: Build a Better World

Saturday, June 17, 2017: Citizen Activism 101 workshop with Donna Cohen
Want to improve life for yourself and your neighbors, or have a concern about local, state or federal laws? Learn about strategies and tools for change, and what is going on and how to make your mark.  

Saturday, July 15, 2017: Creating a Vibrant Community with Brad Moore
This interactive workshop explores a creative and inclusive approach to bringing our community together by defining our strengths, increasing connection, and sharing understanding. Inspired by the paradigm shifting Appreciative Inquiry process.

Saturday, August 19, 2017: Coffee with a Cop with our local Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Meet one of Wilsonville's own deputies.

Fall series

Saturday, September 16, 2017: Mexico's Aztec Eagles with Sig Unander
Celebrate Mexico's Independence day with this fascinating talk about the Mexican Air Force unit that fought alongside US military forces in WWII.

Saturday, October 21, 2017: Author Warren Easley
Meet the local author of the Cal Claxton Mysteries and hear about his latest book in the series. "Blood for Wine," the fifth book in the series, was just published by Poisoned Pen Press.

Saturday, November 18, 2017: Holiday Card Making with Linda Dundon
Make and take home two holiday cards. Limit of 25 participants - sign up at the Circulation Desk to reserve your seat.

Saturday, December 16, 2017: Holiday Stories with Ken Iverson
A mix of true-life stories, short funny stories, and folktales, all combined so there is a good amount of humor and also the feeling of how special the season is regardless of how we each choose to celebrate.